João Fernandes is a researcher at LIAAD and PhD student at FEUP, currently attending the Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management. His research interests are Operations Research, Metaheuristics, Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning. He is currently researching Operations Scheduling Problems, tackling Energy-Efficiency in Job Shop Scheduling Problems. João has a MsC in Industrial Engineering and Management (FEUP). He also has two years of professional experience in Data Science, having previously worked at Glintt and NOS Comunicações.